Ford V-8 Souvenir Medal from Century of Progress Exposition, 1934

Summary

Ford Motor Company produced this commemorative coin for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir remindedvisitors of their time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Ford Motor Company produced this commemorative coin for the Ford Exposition at the Century of Progress 1934 Chicago World's Fair. This souvenir remindedvisitors of their time at the fair. It also advertised Ford's newest innovation, the V-8 engine. Ford introduced the V-8, the first compact and powerful engine affordable to the general auto buying public, in 1932.

Artifact

Medal

Date Made

1934

Creators

Teague, Walter Dorwin, 1883-1960 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Designed by Walter D. Teague

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

87.231.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ken Huff

Material

Brass (Alloy)

Dimensions

Diameter: 1.25 in

Inscriptions

side 1:FORD / V8 / A CENTURY OF PROGRESS CHICAGO side 2: FORD EXPOSITION / V8 / 1934

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